I have been fortunate to go on four excursions to Stingray City and Sandbar over the years, once scuba diving and three to the waist deep water of the Sandbar. This is an adventure not
to be missed. The last two excursions (April 2002 & May 2004) to the Sandbar were with Captain Marvin's Watersports
Captain Marvin's is a truly superb
organization. I can not think of enough superlatives for them. The people are incredibly friendly, gracious and helpful. They make you feel more like guests in their home than paying customers. The tours that my wife and I took were well organized and unrushed. The staff knew exactly what they were supposed to do and made everyone relaxed. And the bonus is that the fees are much less than offered on the ship. You can use the money you save to buy a Captain Marvin's crew member t-shirt like I did. (wink, wink)
We took the half-day excursion which included two snorkeling stops and then on to play with the stingrays at Sandbar. The snorkeling was fabulous with crystal clear water, gorgeous reefs and great variety of beautiful friendly tropical fish. Of course, the time feeding and playing with the stingrays is indescribable. The southern stingrays are like a bunch of enthusiastic puppies as they rub against your legs for food and attention.
I case you were wondering... there actually is
a Captain Marvin... and here he is.
He and his dad pioneered feeding the stingrays and bringing the tourists to Stingray City over 50 years ago. He is 87 years young, and still takes excursions out six days a week. We were privileged to have him as captain on our excursion this year.
If you have any interest, there are several photos of our excursion included in my photo gallery Caribbean Princess 2004
. Click on this link...
I can recommend Captain Marvin's Watersports with totally confidence that you will return with the same high praises as me.
PS Don't be concerned about the time. The cruise ship's personnel will help you sort it out. We were on the Caribbean Princess and set our clocks back an hour as we changed time zones. Our time matched Grand Cayman time, whatever the heck it was. (grins)
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